A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office from 7am tomorrow until midday (Friday, February 18).
Storm Eunice is likely to cause significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds.
What to expect:
- River Severn flood defences are expected to be overtopped by a tidal surge.
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Uprooted trees
- Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to public transport and flights
- Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
What you need to do:
- If you live in a flood risk area, you are advised to leave your home and stay with family or friends if possible.
- If you are unable to do that, you are advised to move to the nearest rest centre from 7am on Friday, February 18.
Rest centre information:
Sharpness Village Hall, Oldminster Road, Sharpness, GL13 9NA.
Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7NT
- If you are isolating due to Coronavirus, you should still leave your property – please wear a mask, stay in a separate room if possible, and open a window if safe to do so.
- Weather – Met Office: www.metoffice.gov.uk
- Flooding – Environment Agency: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency and prepare for localised flooding: www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/flooding-and-drainage
- Highways – Report highways emergencies 08000 514514. Drive slowly & safely. Beware of storm damage including fallen trees, and loose manhole covers that may be hidden by puddles. www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
- Danger to life – dial 999